Olivia Newton-John has taken to Facebook to announce her diagnosis with breast cancer and to “reluctantly” postpone her upcoming tour dates.
“The back pain that initially caused her to postpone the first half of her concert tour, has turned out to be breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum,” a statement reads on her Facebook page.
A spokesperson for the 68-year-old actress and singer adds that she hopes to be back on the road after completing a “short course of photon radiation therapy,” which will include consultations with both “doctors and natural therapists.”
The “Grease” actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 where she underwent a partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and a breast reconstruction.
After going into remission, she built the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. Newton-John has lost both her sister and father to cancer.
Since her diagnosis, the singer’s daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, has released a statement on Instagram, thanking fans for showing their support following her mother’s second breast cancer diagnosis.
The Daily Mail reports Lattanzi writing in the private post, “I want to thank all of you for your love and support. My mom and best friend is going to be fine! She will be using medicine that I often talk about. CBD oil and other natural healing remedies plus modern medicine to beat this.”